Do you want to get to know St Mary MacKillop – her life and her spirituality - by walking in her footsteps on an Australian pilgrimage?
Places of pilgrimage beckon people to touch and get caught up in the atmosphere and spiritual realities that belong to their origins. However, it is not only the site that takes people deep into the heart of their faith, but the journey itself.
A pilgrimage is a very personal experience but it is usually a journey with others: seeking, listening, reflecting and seeing the hand of God at work in our own lives.
This Australian Pilgrimage to many of the places associated with Mary MacKillop’s life and ministry is a unique opportunity for us to absorb some of the aspects of her life and appreciate anew her role as our Australian saint.
The Pilgrimage starts at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney where Mary lived for the last 25 years of her life and where she is buried. Here the pilgrims meet each other and begin the journey of the next eleven days. Eleven days later they farewell each other in Adelaide having shared not only Mary’s story but their own. Greatly enriched buy this time together, they move back into their daily lives with new understanding and deeper faith.